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Adbusters #89: The Ecopsychology Issue
As nature turns into an increasing number of ravaged, people are more and more not able to deal with fact. Our new factor explores the hyperlinks among planetary loss of life and the unraveling of the human psyche. How is the annihilation of our ecological domestic inflicting us to maneuver in the course of the 5 phases of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, melancholy and attractiveness? do we have to embark on a software of ecotherapy to heal the planet and ourselves?

Also during this factor: Chris Hedges on Netanyahu, Lieberman and the attack on Israel’s legitimacy
Sam Cooper at the Coming Insurrection
Astra Taylor on Philosophy on the Edge
Nicholas Kristof at the strength of Empathy

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ISO, 1999, 2003a, 2005b). , 1987; ISO, 2008). , 1998; ISO, 2003c, 2008) define the ability of a culture medium to inhibit undesirable strains or to select for desirable strains, respectively. , 1991). , 1973). , 1991). The pour plate technique is not favoured, because it does not allow proper analysis of the elective properties of a solid medium, although an exception may be necessary for the assessment of media for fastidious or facultative anaerobes. For instance, Payne et al. (1999) have reported that with some, but not all, culture media tested, the pour plate technique yielded higher numbers of bifidobacteria colonies than were obtained using spread plate techniques.

In addition, there is a need to ensure that the culture media used are those defined in the validated method: replacement of a standard medium by another medium effectively negates the validation of the method, except where ‘‘other equivalent media’’ are permitted in the validation. Even then, there is a need to demonstrate equivalence between the chosen medium and the medium in the reference method. Researchers continue to develop faster and more efficient ways to detect and enumerate microorganisms in food.

Method validation is based on internationally recognised criteria, such as those published by AOAC International, CEN, IDF and ISO, and is generally beyond the scope of most industrial quality assessment laboratories, although some may participate in inter-laboratory trials to assess new methods. , 1999; ISO, 2003b), but the industrial laboratory still needs to validate the method in its own facilities. In addition, there is a need to ensure that the culture media used are those defined in the validated method: replacement of a standard medium by another medium effectively negates the validation of the method, except where ‘‘other equivalent media’’ are permitted in the validation.

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